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24 March 2017
                       
 
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24 Mar 2017
 
 
Andile Lungisa not on NEC agenda – Mantashe
POLITICS
The matter of Nelson Mandela Bay African National Congress (ANC) regional chairperson Andile Lungisa is not on the agenda at the ongoing three-day meeting of the party’s National Executive...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
UDM: Letter by Bantu Holomisa to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng
STATEMENT
The Honourable Chief Justice of South Africa, Mogoeng Mogoeng Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill Braamfontein 2017 Dear Honourable Chief Justice REFUNDING OF CPS ILLEGAL DEDUCTIONS, DISSEMINATION OF...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
SA: Scopa to visit SABC on financial accountability and SAPO on SASSA debacle
STATEMENT
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will undertake an oversight visit to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Auckland Park and to the South African Post Office (Sapo)...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
SAPS: Police on arrest of SASSA officials
STATEMENT
Members of the Hawks in Mpumalanga, SASSA and Crime Intelligence officers have arrested eight officials from South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)  for fraud and corruption on Thursday, 23...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - March 24, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission And, Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
 
 
Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
SOCIAL GRANTS
Eight officials from South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have been arrested in Mpumalanga for fraud after they allegedly manipulated the system to payout grants – that add up to more than...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom signs electricity sales agreement with NamPower
STATEMENT
Eskom today signed a five year firm electricity sales agreement with Namibia’s national electricity utility NamPower, at the 42nd Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) executive committee meeting in...
 
 
DA: Glynnis Breytenbach on Chief Justice office robbery: DA demands answers from Phahlane on ‘bogus’ arrests
STATEMENT
The DA will request that the Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, be summoned urgently to brief the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services to account for the...
 
 
DA: Zakhele Mbhele says Ntlemeza should be suspended without pay pending outcome of court proceedings
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, to urge him to do the right thing and suspend disgraced Hawks head, Berning Ntlemeza, without pay pending the outcome of his application for...
 
 
Constitutional Court sets the tone in urgent application involving the payment of social grants
NORTONS INC
On Friday 17 March 2017, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the urgent application brought by The Black Sash Trust (“the Black Sash”) against, among others, the Minister of Social...
 
 
ANC must be convincing in its remorse over Nkandla - Motlanthe
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) supporters will continue to support the ANC if the party shows remorse over some of the mistakes it's made in the past, says former president Kgalema Motlanthe....
 
 
EFF: Mbuyiseni Quinton Ndlozi on the gang rape crisis in Soweto taxi lines
STATEMENT
The EFF expresses grave concern on safety and security in taxi ranks; in particular for black women. We condemn, with risking, the  gang rapes by a group of men picking up unsuspecting women...
 
 
Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
By any measure, Africa’s fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in 1992, in the aftermath of a wave of violence from Islamist...
 
 
dti: Government is committed to saving poultry jobs
STATEMENT
The Deputy Director-General of Industrial Policy Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Garth Strachan says the South African government is committed to ensuring that...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
KZN: KZN welcomes hosting UN World Water Day Summit and Expo
STATEMENT
Somebody once said: “In the future, the wars won’t be fought on the availability of oil and mineral resources, but it will be fought on the availability of water.” KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies...
 
 
 
                       
 
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